Youtube channel and view previous shiurim.

Erev Shabbos Mincha followed by learning, Kabbalos Shabbos/Maariv

Shabbos Day 8 a.m. Shiur in Likutei Torah with Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein in English for men and Rabbi Menachem Schneur Miodovnik in Hebrew. 9 a.m. Shacharis, followed by a kiddush-farbrengen in honor of Avraham Aveinu and Parshas Lech Lecha and Rochel Emainu’s yartzeit, Yud Alef Marcheshvan, Shabbos.

Click here to read an informative article at about Rochel’s well-visited kever and the circumstances under which she was buried on the road to but not in Beit Lechem.
Click here to read an enlightening essay based on the works of the Rebbe about how Lech Lecha on an inward level represents the journey into the final frontier, “the frontier of self.” Shabbos Mincha 4:15 p.m., followed by learning, seder nigunim and Maariv.
Bereishis, 15:5: “And He took him outside and said, ‘gaze, now, toward the Heavens and count the stars if you are able to count them!’ and He said to him, ‘so too will be your offspring!”
WEEKDAY DAVENING SCHEDULE 1:30 p.m. Mincha Gedola. Later Mincha/Maariv Before Shkiah and after Tseis

Men’s Weekly Learning Schedule Daily
Chassidus Sunday-Friday before 8:30 a.m. Shacharis,
with Rabbi Mordechai Siev.
Intermediate Gemara Sundays-Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with Rabbi Carmel Kehati in the Beis Midrash. Sundays
10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Shulchan Aruch Shabbos/Yom Tovim laws & customs series with the Achoronim, including the Alter Rebbe’s final rulings-Rabbi Goldstein. In shul. Tuesdays
10 a.m. In-depth Tanya shiur-R’ Baruch Zibell. In shul.
8:00 p.m. End-to-end Shulchan Aruch shiurim series with the Achoronim, including the Alter Rebbe’s final rulings. Rabbi Goldstein, still early in the cycle. In shul. Wednesdays
10 a.m. Shiur in Derech Mitzvotecha and “Avodas HaShem Coaching”-Rabbi Yomin Postelnik. In Shul.
8:00 p.m. In-depth Maamarim (in Hebrew)-Rav Schneur Zalman Gafne. In shul. Thursdays
10 a.m. In-depth Tanya-R’ Baruch Zibell. In shul.
8:00 p.m. Rebbe’s Dvar Malchus Sichos-Rav Gafne. In shul. Shabbos
8 a.m. Chassidus in Torah Ohr with Rabbi Goldstein in English and with Rabbi Menachem Shneur Miodovnik in Hebrew. In shul. (Except on Shabbos Mevorchim). To cover ongoing costs of the men’s learning program, contributions are needed. Call Rabbi Marzel at 050-798-3988 for more details on the program and to donate, or click here to donate now. Women’s Learning Schedule (Shiurim at Chabad House except for one) Sundays
10:00 a.m. Tanya-Mrs. Nechama Caplan
11:30 a.m. Halacha-Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein.
11:00 a.m. Tanya (taught in Hebrew)-Rabbi Zilberstrom
9:50 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Teachings of the Baal Shem Tov-Mrs.Sara Sandler
11:00 am.-11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Chassidic Discourse-Mrs. Esther Dickstein
12:10 p.m. Parsha with insights of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Wednesdays 8:30 p.m. The Chassidishe Parsha-Rabbi Goldstein (at the Marzel home, 313 Hashiva St. in Canaan, corner of Histadrut). Call Mrs. Marzel (number below) for further directions.
10 a.m. Rambam and the Laws of Moshiach-Rina Goldzweig.
11:00 a.m. Prophet Shmuel and King Dovid-Mrs. Shulamis Tilles To cover ongoing costs of the women’s kolel, contributions are needed. Call Sara Marzel at 052-770-7297 for more details on the program and to donate or click here to donate now. Community Corner Mazel tov. Mazel tov on the chasuna of Rochel Meira Sugar of Tsfat and Levi Yitzchok Malinas of Postville. Binyan adai ad! Good Shabbos!
Chabad House Melava Malka Farbrengen 8 p.m.

Dear Members and Friends,

This month we had a Rosh Chodesh farbrengen and our first development meeting.  

The following resolutions came from the group meeting:

– Just as most shuls do here, we will have a Horaat Kevah (recurring monthly donations) campaign.  

– Unlike most shuls, we will not be selling aliyos, except for special occasions.  It is up to each person who receives one if they want to and can make a donation.  For this reason, the horaat kevah campaign is even more important.  

– We will be having memberships.

– The shul is open and all are welcome, members and non-members alike.  However, please take to heart that we need members and horaat kevah, as every shul does. 

– We decided to meet every normal Rosh Chodesh to farbreng and discuss and update everyone on development aspects of the shul.

We are also in the process of making improvements to the kollel shiurim and are increasing in efforts to bring together all aspects of our membership and regulars (Hebrew speakers, English speakers, etc.). 

PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP LEVELS (To be finalized at or before next meeting): 

Membership tiers being proposed are : 

Discounted Membership

Makes you a member and gives you limited priority toward all shul amenities.

Full Membership

Priority for an shul amenities 

40% discount on use of the Chabad House for 1 private simcha (with advanced booking)

30% discount on all other private rentals

10% discounts on kiddush sponsorship

Gold Membership – 

Includes all of the above plus:

1 free use of Chabad House for a private simcha (with advanced booking)

A kiddush in your honor at no extra cost.

*We are asking for your feedback regarding membership pricing. Just upkeep of the shul is a huge expense, encompassing building expenses, electric, heat, water and more, even with all the work to make it special and meaningful, including the shiurim, being done on a volunteer basis. With this in mind, please write to us your thoughts on membership levels, to be finalized Be”H at the next development meeting.

We have a shul and kollel to run and don’t sell seats. This membership drive is crucial and needs to be done right. Your feedback is appreciated.


Rabbi Leibel Kaplan, OBM, was told by elderly residents that the shul once contained a mikvah.  During the renovation, our engineer discovered what may be the oldest mikvah in Chabad Lubavitch worldwide, covered up with such delicate care that the water was still crystal clear.  This is a mikvah that is of significance to Lubavitch worldwide and must be part of the vision that the Rebbe foresaw when giving Rabbi Kaplan his first direct mission, to rebuild the Tzemach Tzedek shul.

We ask that people call their friends and relatives, after asking us for material and information.  Let’s work together to see this important and significant piece completed.  It was mentioned at this month’s meeting that this would be one of the very few old mikvaos, used by holy chasidim of generations ago, to be heated and to be amenable to users.  After it is completed, BEzras Hashem, we plan on selling lifetime memberships.

All other suggestions along these lines are welcome and we encourage all to take part in these most needed improvements.

With  ברכות,

Rabbi Gavriel Marzel
Chabad of Central Tsfat and the Old City

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